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Tips to increase your energy on a regular basis

So many people rely on caffeine and sugar-filled drinks to stay awake. This is a really toxic way to live. Instead of pumping your body with unhealthy ingredients, consider implementing these three tips to increase your energy on a regular basis.

  1. Get more sleep.

The body desperately needs rest. When you give your body a chance to rest, it’s a lot easier to wake up feeling alert and refreshed. If you tend to wake up and still feel tired, it’s important to make some changes. You should wake up feeling well-rested. Before you go to bed, make sure that you keep it cool in the room. Get rid of all of your electronics. The light from the electronics triggers your brain to stay alert and awake. Try implementing a bedtime ritual that tells your mind it’s time for bed. Consider drinking a warm cup of tea. Take a long, relaxing bath before it’s time to wind down. It’s also wise to do all of these tips and get in bed by 11 p.m. If you fall asleep before 11 p.m., you’ll be able increase the quality of your rest.

  1. Drink lots of water.

Many people are routinely dehydrated and don’t realize the magnitude of it. Sometimes, people think they are hungry when in reality, they’re in need of water. To help you get a better gauge of how much water you need each month, there’s a formula you’ll want to consider. Step on the scale and take a look at how much you weigh. Split that number in half. The last number signifies how much water you should drink in ounces. So if you weigh 160 pounds, you’ll need to drink 80 ounces of water every day.

  1. Increase your nutrition

It’s so important to make sure you’re consuming the right nutrients. If you’re getting lots of rest, but consistently eat lots of hamburgers, you’re going to feel tired. Replace that hamburger with a salad filled with green, leafy vegetables. If you take supplements, you’ll be able to experience a natural boost as well. Vitamin B12 is notorious for its ability to increase your energy levels. It’s really easy to find Vitamin B12 supplements at any vitamin and supplements store. Try to incorporate fruits and vegetables into every single meal. In addition to the supplements, the food will really help fuel your body with energy.